BOAT LAUNCHING FACILITIES

   There are two launching ramps on Cape Ann .

   GLOUCESTER

     GLOUCESTER MUNICIPAL RAMP (no telephone)

Behind the Gloucester High School . From Grant Circle , take Route 127 (first exit off the circle... Washington Street ) for about 1/4 mile to Centennial Avenue . Turn right on Centennial Avenue and travel for about 4/10ths of a mile to Blynman Avenue . A right turn onto Blynman Avenue will lead to the high school. A launch fee or parking fee is required. The facility has a paved ramp, but no other services are available there. However, directly across the river is the Cape Ann Marina where gasoline, oil, and refreshments are available.

   ROCKPORT

     GRANITE PIER PUBLIC LAUNCH RAMP (no telephone).

Granite Pier is just off Route 127 in Rockport. Take the Wharf Road turnoff leading to the ocean. The facility has a paved ramp but no services. A launch fee or parking fee is required.